Open Link Night #268. After sundown on a
cool evening, we enjoy a small bonfire in a
clearing in our neighboring woods. It is a
peaceful respite from the daily news.
Submitted to dVerse
August 8, 2019
Fingers of flame reach skyward and the scent of wood smoke soothes the senses.
Concerns of the day follow sparks aloft, fading into the night sky. A mantle of
contentment descends as the snap and crackle of burning twigs accompanies the
evening tree frog symphony. An especially loud pop from the fire alerts a
crow in a distant tree, and he caws a warning to his compatriots. In a nearby
oak, a catbird reassures his fellows. Fireflies appear in the darkness and a faint
breeze rustles the leaves overhead. The resident raccoon who lives under the
deck ambles out for a visit to his nightly peanut buffet. Somewhere in the shadows
the fox is an interested observer. It's quiet in the neighborhood and a sense of
peace settles over my soul. I am blessed. I am thankful.